Found June 26, 2012 on High Cheez:
The Minnesota Twins (30-42, 7.5 GB) will take on the Chicago White Sox (38-35, 0.0 GB) tonight at 7:10 CT with Liam Hendricks (0-4, 7.39) on the hill versus Gavin Floyd (5-7, 5.20). Hendricks has been struggling to say the least with a 9.92 ERA over his last four starts and it's amazing that he is even in a major league rotation.  Just goes to show you how much this Twins starting 5 is really rough this year.  The one thing the Twins have going for them is that Gavin Floyd has an 8 game losing streak against the Twins and he hasn't been pitching well as of late. After coming off of a winning series against the Reds, Minnesota has some momentum and there's no better team to beat right now than the White Sox as the Twins can gain some ground in the division.  "We've got a long way to go here but (the White Sox are) in our division and leading our division, so it's a good start to win the first one," manager Ron Gardenhire told the team's...

Twins place closer Capps on the disabled list

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have placed closer Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. To take Capps' spot on the 25-man roster, the Twins recalled left-hander Tyler Robertson from Triple-A Rochester. Capps has appeared in 27 games and has 14 saves this season. With Capps on the DL, Minnesota will use left-hander Glen Perkins and right...

Diamond leads by example to save environment

MINNEAPOLIS Scott Diamond has never been one to back down from a challenge. When the left-hander didn't make the Twins' Opening Day roster out of spring training, it was a challenge. He responded by pitching well with Triple-A Rochester and earning a promotion to the majors. Diamond made his 2012 debut on May 8 and has since become Minnesota's most consistent starting...

Twins minor leaguer, 23, loses battle with cancer

MINNEAPOLIS Paul Bargas should have been fighting to work his way through the Minnesota Twins' minor league system. Instead, Bargas was fighting brain cancer. Bargas recently lost that battle, passing away Tuesday at age 23. "He was an unbelievable person," said Rob Antony, the Twins' assistant general manager. "There was never a Why me?' in him. There...

Twins to honor Minneapolis baseball history

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins will pay homage to the Minneapolis Millers this Saturday when they don the throwback uniforms worn by the 1951 Millers. The white uniforms include black lettering with orange outline of "Millers." In addition, black socks with orange stripes are a part of the uniform. The hats are black with an orange "M." The Twins will wear...

Hendriks: 'I'm still searching for that No. 1'

MINNEAPOLIS Liam Hendriks just can't find that first Major League victory. The Twins right-hander was hit with the loss Tuesday as Minnesota fell 3-0 to the visiting Chicago White Sox. It was Hendriks' 11th career start over the past two seasons, and he fell to 0-7 in the majors with Tuesday's defeat. "Eleven and counting. I'm still searching for that No....

Twins' Capps hits DL with shoulder inflammation

The Twins placed closer Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. The move is retroactive to June 24, and Capps' spot on the 25-man roster was filled by left-handed reliever Tyler Robertson. In 33 relief appearances for Triple-A Rochester, Robertson went 2-2 with two saves and a 3.77 ERA with 33 strikeouts.

ChiSox misspell 'Youkilis' on lineup card

Kevin Youkilis made his White Sox debut on Monday after being traded to Chicago by the Red Sox on Sunday. Not everything went smoothly in his first game with the South Siders. As you can see in the photo above (shared by the White Sox on Twitter), whoever posted the lineup for the White Sox misspelled Youkilis’ last name. The person spelled Youkilis’ last name phonetically...

Chicago White Sox fall in Youkilis’ debut 4-1

Expectations were high going into yesterday’s against the struggling Minnesota Twins. Jake Peavy has been very solid this year and the new presence of Kevin Youkilis was reason to be optimistic. Dunn struck out four times in yesterday’s loss Unfortunately, the Twins’ Francisco Liriano was on top of his game as he held the Chicago White Sox to only one run. That hasn’t been...

Youkilis Trade Shows the White Sox Want a Division Title

Kevin Youkilis could be the difference between a playoff appearance and a September exit, writes Alex Rostowsky.

Mambino Mondays | Who Needed Youkilis?

Our friend Blake from The Great Mambino blog wrote his weekly blurb on fantasy and baseball in general. Here's what he wrote: In the move that everyone saw coming, the Boston Red Sox finally traded Kevin Youkilis on Sunday. After rumors flew around fast and furious like a CC Sabathia batting practice, GM Ben Cherington shipped his third baseman to the Chicago White Sox for...

Kevn Youkilis sent to White Sox in salary dump trade

Kevin Youkilis will be forever remembered by the Fenway Faithful with fond memories. He was a prototypical lunchpale player. His biggest moment was the 2007 postseason where he hit .388, and of course, won a ring. He showed up, produced, and for the most part, didn't make big headlines. Until this year. Which is one reason it was time for Youk to go.Earlier in the season, Youkilis...

BP Unfiltered: Analysis of the Kevin Youkilis Trade, Straight From the Top by Sam Miller

This is Barack Obama talking to Bostonians about the Kevin Youkilis trade. It goes pretty well, I guess. Now I hope you'll all go into the comments and scream at each other about politics. Ohhhh boy there's nothing that makes my day like strangers on the internet screaming at each other about politics. 

Bobby Valentine Strategized on Youkilis' Final Moments in a Red Sox Uniform (Video)

It wasn't exactly scripted, but Bobby Valentine knew what he was doing to make Kevin Youkilis' final moments in a Boston Red Sox uniform special. In a segment exceprted from The Bobby Valentine Show, the Sox skipper recounts the conversation he had with general manager Ben Cherington when he was informed that Youkilis was about to be officially traded. There was a bit of...

Farewell to The Greek God of Walks

After playing in Boston for 9 season the Red Sox have traded Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox. Youk was a part of two World Seres titles, a three time all-star, and a gold glove winner. Youkilis moved from 3rd to 1st and back to 3rd, with 2 games at 2nd, and 22 in the outfield. He moved where ever the team needed. 3348 at-bats, 959 hits, 594 runs. 133 home runs, 563 RBI, 494...

Youkilis Switches Sox

The White Sox fired the first bullet of this year’s trade deadline when they acquired Kevin Youkilis, along with cash, from the Boston Red Sox for 1B/OF Brent Lillibridge and RHP Zach Stewart.  Youkilis had been a productive player for Boston, averaging 4.7 WAR over the last five seasons.  The Greek God of Walks struggled to stay healthy in recent years, and the emergence of...
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